The purpose of this site is to share the work of teachers of awakened consciousness, Realizers who teach that freedom from dissatisfaction, true happiness, is possible.
Studying and working with a true teacher of awakening is truly a blessing, difficult to describe. Here is a post about my experience of meeting my teacher, James Wood. The site name refers to a public talk James gave in 2008. He describes the stress of clinging to a sense of self:
It’s like your whole life you’re clinging to the side of a cliff, hanging over an abyss, and you’re afraid of falling, of letting go. Not only is there no way to know what that is when that letting go happens ― a complete letting go into awakening itself ― there is no way to know what in some sense awaits you. It awaits Itself. What you’re letting go is “you.”
But let me tell you: when you let go, it’s like you’re suspended about one nanometer above solid rock the entire time. And it’s even more solid ― less risky ― than that. But the mind wants to tell you that you are something that needs to be held onto. And when you let go, the sense of self, just like the politician, is still there, you’ve just voted him out of office. It’s no longer a problem.
-Sanity, a talk by James Wood
Thank you for visiting and for your practice!